Garrincha!That was the answer to the last question in the last leg of the all India finals of the best television quiz in India. It happened to be answered by Abhinava Vidyalaya, Pune, a 20-pointer no less, and that decided who won the ESPN School Quiz for 2003-2004. Rohit Bahulekar and Rohit Chandrachud "majorly cracked it". Absolutely stunning achievement, given that no non-East Zone team had won this quiz till now, and it was one of the tightest contests I've ever seen.
PSBB, Nungambakkam from Chennai and Hartley's High School from Kolkata were awesome too, but the guys from Pune held on, and had their favourite soccer questions bailing them out when they needed it the most. All these kids are so amazing at the ages of 13/14/15 that I shudder to think what they'll be like in ten years time if they keep at it. All the rest of us should probably retire and save ourselves some embarrassment :-). The champs haven't yet responded to an invitation to the BCQC yet, but hope to see them soon and raise a toast to 'em.